venceremos: Víctor Jara And The New Chilean Song Movement by Gabriel San Románvenceremos: Víctor Jara And The New Chilean Song Movement by Gabriel San Román

venceremos: Víctor Jara And The New Chilean Song Movement

byGabriel San RománForeword byT. M. Scruggs

Paperback | July 1, 2014

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When the socialist politician Salvador Allende dramatically won Chile’s presidential election in 1970, a powerful cultural movement accompanied him to power as folk singers emerged at the forefront proving that music could help forge the birth of a new society. “Venceremos” charts the development of such a cultural phenomenon from the years before Allende’s victorious campaign to the brutal U.S.-backed military coup on September 11, 1973, which ousted his presidency and imposed the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. The bloody repression that followed would claim the life of Víctor Jara, a key singer-songwriter, but could never put to rest the lasting power of his songs nor the movement he personified.

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Gabriel San Román is a multimedia journalist. He is a former coproducer for KPFK Pacifica Radio and a writer for the Orange County Weekly. His work has appeared in numerous outlets, including Common Dreams, Truthout, and Z Magazine. He lives in Anaheim, California. T. M. Scruggs has taught at the Universidad Centroamericana, Florida In...

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Title:venceremos: Víctor Jara And The New Chilean Song MovementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.22 inPublished:July 1, 2014Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

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"Venceremos highlights the power of culture - whether music or other artistic modalities - to foment change, raise consciousness and heighten excitement about the possibility of a better world." —Eleanor J. Bader, truth-out.org